The following sample whole school physical activity timetables provide examples of how the minimum requirements of planned physical activity can be demonstrated.

Two objectives from the Sport and Physical Activity Policy for NSW public schools include:

  • student participation in planned physical activity includes time spent in physical education, sport and other structured physical activities
  • students in Years K-10 participate in a minimum of 150 minutes of planned moderate with some vigorous physical activity across the
    school week. This time includes planned weekly sport.

Other structured physical activity (OSPA) can be planned for other times of the school day such as at recess, lunch or in any other learning
experiences.

Primary sample timetable allocation

 

Physical activity is spread across the week. The number in brackets indicates the duration of the activity in minutes. The sample timetable also includes planned weekly sport, and the total planned physical activity time per week.

School sport organised in classes
Year Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total time
Kindergarten School sport (30) PE (30) PE (30)
OSPA (10)
PE (30)

OSPA (10)
OSPA (10)

150 minutes
Year 1 PE (50) School sport (30) OSPA (10) OSPA (10)
OSPA (10)
School sport (30)
OSPA (10)
150 minutes
Year 2 PE (30) PE (30) School sport (30)
OSPA (10)

School sport (30)
OSPA (10)

OSPA (10) 150 minutes
Year 3 OSPA (15)  PE (60)   School sport (60) OSPA (15) 150 minutes
Year 4 OSPA (40) School sport (20) School sport (20) PE (50) School sport (20) 150 minutes
Year 5   School sport (60)   OSPA (60) PE (45) 150 minutes
Year 6 OSPA (60)   School sport (60)   PE (60) 150 minutes

 

Physical activity is spread across the week. The number in brackets indicates the duration of the activity in minutes. The sample timetable also includes planned weekly sport, and the total planned physical activity time per week.

School sport organised in one afternoon
Year Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total time
Kindergarten PE (25) OSPA (20) PE (25) School sport (60) OSPA (20) 150 minutes
Year 1 OSPA (15) PE (30) OSPA (15) School sport (60) PE (30) 150 minutes
Year 2 OSPA (15) PE (30) OSPA (15) School sport (60) PE (30) 150 minutes
Year 3   OSPA (25) PE (45) School sport (60) OSPA (25) 150 minutes
Year 4 PE (60)   OSPA (30) School sport (60)   150 minutes
Year 5 PE (30) PE (30) OSPA (15) School sport (60) OSPA (15) 150 minutes
Year 6 OSPA (30)   PE (60) School sport (60)   150 minutes

Physical activity is spread across the week. The number in brackets indicates the duration of the activity in minutes. The sample timetable also includes planned weekly sport, and the total planned physical activity time per week.

School sport organised in stages
Year Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total time
Kindergarten PE (30) PE (30) OSPA (30) PE (30) School sport (30) 150 minutes
Year 1 PE (40) School sport (30) PE (40) OSPA (10) School sport (30) 150 minutes
Year 2 OSPA (20) School sport (30) OSPA (20) PE (50) School sport (30) 150 minutes
Year 3 PE (30)    PE (30) School sport (60) OSPA (30) 150 minutes
Year 4 PE (30) OSPA (30) PE (30) OSPA (30)   150 minutes
Year 5   PE (60)     School sport (60) 150 minutes
Year 6   PE (60)  OSPA (30)   School sport (60) 150 minutes

 Sample weekly plan

The tables below demonstrate time allocation for physical activity for Stage 3. Timings are an individual choice depending on the amount of physical activity planned within a program.

Year 5 physical activities Time allocation per week
PDHPE (Physical Education)
2 x 25 minutes
50 minutes
Weekly school sport – modified sports, PSSA/Zone sport
60 minutes
60 minutes
Thinking while moving – physical activity integrated into maths
2 x 25 minutes
50 minutes
Energisers – fun and fast moving games
2 x 10 minutes
20 minutes
Weekly total 180 minutes

 

Year 6 physical activities Time allocation per week
PDHPE (Physical Education)
2 x 25 minutes
50 minutes
Weekly school sport – modified sports, PSSA/Zone sport
60 minutes
60 minutes
Energisers – fun and fast moving games
1 x 10 minutes
10 minutes
Thinking while moving – physical activity integrated into maths
2 x 25 minutes
50 minutes
Weekly total 170 minutes

 

 

Secondary sample timetable allocation

 

Table below shows the minimum requirements of physical activity through practical PE and Sport. The sample timetable is based on a weekly cycle with 60 minute periods.

Physical activity is spread across the week. The number in brackets is the duration of the activity in minutes. The table also includes weekly planned sport, and the total planned physical activity time per week.

Traditional sport
Year/class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total time
7.1/7.2 Practical PDHPE (60)     Whole school sport (120)   180 minutes
7.3/7.4   Practical PDHPE (60)   Whole school sport (120)   180 minutes
8.1/8.2   Practical PDHPE (60)   Whole school sport (120)    180 minutes
8.3/8.4 Practical PDHPE (60)     Whole school sport (120)    180 minutes
8.5/8.6 Practical PDHPE (60)     Whole school sport (120)    180 minutes
9.1/9.2     Practical PDHPE (60) Whole school sport (120)    180 minutes
9.3/9.4     Practical PDHPE (60) Whole school sport (120)    180 minutes
10.1/10.2       Whole school sport (120) Practical PDHPE (60)  180 minutes
10.3/10.4       Whole school sport (120) Practical PDHPE (60)  180 minutes

 Note – total allocated time for each year is 180 minutes. This sample allows for administration tasks and/or travel time to ensure the 150 minutes of physical activity is provided.

Table below show the minimum requirements of physical activity through practical PE and Sport. The sample timetable is based on a one week cycle with 40 minute periods. 

Physical activity is spread across the week. The number in brackets is the duration of the activity in minutes. The table also includes weekly planned sport, and the total planned physical activity time per week.

Integrated sport
Year/class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total time
7.1/7.2 Practical PDHPE (60)     School sport (120)   180 minutes
7.3/7.4   Practical PDHPE (60)   School sport (120)   180 minutes
8.1/8.2   Practical PDHPE (60)     School sport (120) 180 minutes
8.3/8.4 Practical PDHPE (60)       School sport (120) 180 minutes
8.5/8.6     Practical PDHPE (60)   School sport (120) 180 minutes
9.1/9.2   School sport (120)   Practical PDHPE (60)   180 minutes
9.3/9.4   School sport (120) Practical PDHPE (60)     180 minutes
10.1/10.2 School sport (120)       Practical PDHPE (60) 180 minutes
10.3/10.4 School sport (120)     Practical PDHPE (60)   180 minutes

 Note – total allocated time for each year is 180 minutes. This sample allows for administration tasks and/or travel time to ensure at least 150 minutes of physical activity is provided.